Chewa Heritage Foundation on Thursday assembled top notch politicians and academicians in order to raise money for the girl child education at the function which took place at Lilongwe Hotel in the capital City Lilongwe.
CHEFO Chairman, Professor Kanyama Phiri, said Kalonga Gawa Undi has commanded all Chewa chiefs and his people to send children to school especially the girl child.
“We as Chefo have been instructed by Mwini Kapandamalire Kalonga Gawa Undi to spread message that we should send our children to school so we are here just to do that,. Kalonga himself has remain a good example since he has Masters Degree in engeering, himself has demonstrated that is why we are here tonight in order to drum up support on the call,” said Kanyama.
He said a girl child has been sidelined for long time than a boy.
During the function, the chair announced formation of the CHEFO Education wing will work to advance the Chewa education sector.
In his key note address, former vice president Justin Malewezi commended Chewas for coming and gracing the occasion.
Malewezi said education is very important for the development of any country.
He urged Malawians to embrace farming by forming co-operatives.
“We can take farming as business by forming co-operatives,” said Malewezi.
Some of the Chewa People who were invited at the function as role models included; Malawi Congress Party president, Dr Lazarus Chakwera, Minister of Lands, Atupele Muluzi whose mother, Anne Muluzi, comes from Nsinja in Lilongwe, Special advisor to the President on policy matters, Dr Hertherwick Ntaba, former speaker of Parliament Louis Chimango, gformer Deputy Minister Ulemu Chilapondwa and others.
During the function, Inkosi Mabilabo was also present while Senior Chief Lukwa represented Chewa chiefs.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :